If you ever begin to get bored at playing normal chess, you may appreciate a chessboard that can accomodate three players. This three-player chess is played on a circular chessboard to male it fair and square (oops!) for all the players. It’s available on Amazon for anyone who’s interested. Here the product’s description:
Play chess with 3 people at the same time with this threeplayer chess game. Without compromising any of the rules, strategy, or fun of Chess, this variant board has been developed that accommodates three players. The only changes from conventional chess are some protocol issues that must be followed to maintain order where the teams border each other, which is simple and necessary. The complexities of the third player are infinite. Your threatened piece may be allowed to maintain occupancy as your position is beneficial to the threatening player. But how long can it last? This scenario may exist all over the board. There are multiple trust and doubt situations among all players.
There are countless strategies for this game that are not possible in a conventional game of chess, such as playing passively while letting your opponents duke it out, using one of your opponents as a meat shield, and secret alliances (and the eventual betrayals). Having an additional player adds more depth to an otherwise familiar game.
I think that I would encounter some problems wrapping my head around this game at first, but the greater problem, I suppose, is finding two more players who are willing to play this game with me. After all, most of the decent chess players I personally know are purists, and they would never play a game of this nature.
Edit: I just read some of the reviews and it seems that this product has a poor build quality which is a shame if it’s true as it’s quite a novelty.